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Re: [help-texinfo] Determine if an argument was supplied to a macro

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Determine if an argument was supplied to a macro
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:03:50 +0100

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 9:14 PM Pantxo Diribarne
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Thank you very much for your fast answer, there won't be any @-command in the 
> arguments so your solution should work in principle.
> Unfortunately, in the mean time I found out that I was unable to generate 
> valid tex output with this macro. The @myref macro is used within a 
> @deftypefn block environment and, while running texi2dvi, I get an error 
> similar to the one mentioned in  [1], something like "Paragraph ended before 
> @deftypefn was complete".
> So this approach for partly aliasing the @*ref macros doesn't look like the 
> right one. I guess I'll need to preprocess my texi strings based on the 
> output format. Or is there another way?

I don't see why a macro shouldn't work within a @deftypefn block
although appearing on the actual @deftypefn command line might not
work. I'd have to have an example of the input that fails to see if I
can suggest another way that it could be done.

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